Michelle Obama's book wins with the Trump exhibition at the book awards

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The awards will be delivered in London in May

The British Book Awards of this year is dominated by two US heavyweights: the former first lady Michelle Obama and president Donald Trump.

Obama's book of memories, Becoming, confronts Michael Wolff's White House with Fire and Fury in the non-fiction narrative category.

There are eight categories from which the book of the year will be chosen, with the winner announced on May 13th.

The Obama book is also nominated in the audiobook category.

The audio book shortlist also includes Anna Burns' Milkman, who won last year's Booker Prize and will also compete for the fiction book award.

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Hilary McKay's Skylarks War won the 2018 Costa children's book award

Also the novel by Sally Rooney, Normal People, book of Waterstones of 2018, is on the list of novels.

Paddington's star, Ben Whishaw, narrates another audiobook candidate, Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking.

Heather Morris's Auschwitz tattoo artist is ready for the best debut. Tell the true story of Ludwig & # 39; Lale & # 39; Eisenberg, who had to tattoo serial numbers on the arms of his fellow prisoners.

David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson appear in the children's book rose, as does Tomi Adeyemi for her debut Children of Blood and Bone.

It is the second nomination for Adeyemi in two days. The US writer was also nominated for the Children & # 39; s Book of Waterstones award on Thursday.

But there is fierce competition from Hilary McKay's The Skylarks War, which won the Costa children's book award at the beginning of this year.

The awards, dubbed Nibbies, are organized by the specialized magazine The Bookseller. Each of the eight categories has its own jury.

A separate jury, whose members include Jess Lablips Labor and Kay Burley of Sky News, will choose the book of the year.

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